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Object Number:
40-19-3
Current Location:
Culture:
Ptolemaic
Provenience:
Egypt
Dendereh
Locus:
Temple of Hathor
Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos
Date Made:
80-50 BC
Early Date:
-80
Late Date:
-50
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Andesite
Iconography:
Man
Strategos
Korax
Description:
Standing Headless statue of a man wearing a tight fringed garment and holding 3 papyrus blossoms in left hand. Head and feet missing. Three vertical lines of hieroglyphs on back and 4 short ones on the side of the support. The statue was previously misidentified as Hathor because of the figure's prominent breasts. It depicts the strategos (general?), Korax and this statue type is very common from the last 4th c. BC to Roman times. While the name of Korax has been erased, the titles and form match another statue where the name is preserved.
Height:
127cm
Width:
45.7cm
Depth:
33cm
Credit Line:
Exchange with Kevorkian

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 150-51
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